Contact Us

Contact Us

The Office of Children’s Issues is available to answer your questions regarding preventing and resolving international parental child abductions during regular business hours (8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET). Our office is the U.S. Central Authority for the Hague Abduction Convention. Please contact us at any time at the number below to report an Abduction in Progress.

By Phone

1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. and Canada)
+ 1 202-501-4444 (from outside the United States)

By Email

Questions regarding preventing international parental child abductions:

For general abduction questions:

By Mail

United States Department of State
2201 C. St., NW
SA-17; 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20522-1709

You can send information to enroll your child into the Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP), Hague Abduction Convention applications and documents, among other correspondence, to this mailing address. However, we can process your child’s CPIAP enrollment more quickly if you email or fax your documents.   

By Fax

Prevention Fax: 202-485-6222
Abduction Fax: 202-485-6221